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The Bread & Roses Emerging Company Award 2021, The Bread & Roses Theatre


The Bread & Roses Emerging Company Award 2021 will offer an emerging BAME/BIPoC*-led theatre company a one-week funded research and development (R&D) period in March 2021, with the additional possibility of a professional production run at the theatre at a later point.

The Bread & Roses Theatre is an intimate and versatile space with artistic quality and representation of our societies' real diversity at the heart of the theatre's programming and a focus on new writing, underrepresented voices and distinctive work. As well as welcoming visiting companies, the theatre hosts an in-house schedule of its own and facilitates a range of outreach and support schemes.

What’s on offer:

  • ​rehearsal space for one week of research & development at The Bread & Roses (or an alternative venue)
  • weekly fee for 2 to 6 creatives involved
  • feedback and guidance from the theatre’s team
  • forging a connection to The Bread & Roses Theatre, with the possibility of a future production run (on a box-office split basis) and accessing its professional industry and marketing network

Who can apply:

  • Emerging BAME/BIPoC*-led theatre companies with a specific project they are currently working on or would like to start working on

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